byJoanna Rowell, Forrest Gulden, Charles Lee, Frank Ling
Dinosaurs! Who doesn't love them? But the dinosaurs of our childhood - the giant Brontosaurus, the spiky Stegosaurus, and the Godzilla-like Tyrannosaurus rex - have changed so much over the years. The Brontosaurus, for example, never actually existed, and T. Rex might have had feathers! On this episode, science writer Brian Switek discussed his new book, "My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs." Topics: Brian Switek, dinosaurs, paleontology, brontosaurus, science, groks
Fossil Lake is a fascinating place, both in terms of its fossil hunting culture, and the insight it gives us into communities of long extinct animals. On this episode, Dr. Lance Grande discusses his new book, "The Lost World of Fossil Lake: Snapshots from Deep Time." Topics: evolution, paleontology, fossil lake, chicago, field museum, ecology, evolution
Where did the atoms in our bodies come from? How did Jupiter shape the evolution of life on Earth? Why is our moon so weird? And, most importantly, how do you make an apple pie from scratch? On this episode, evolutionary biologist and paleontologist Neil Shubin joins us to discuss his exciting new book, "The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People." Topics: evolution, geology, Neil Shubin, cosmology, astronomy, cosmology, Neil Shubin, paleontology,...